Wednesday 25 April 2012

Easter Eggs

It's traditional at Greek Easter to dye eggs.  Regular eggs are boiled, placed in dye, painted with shellac and then - well then comes the slightly mystifying egg-based version of conkers.  On Easter itself (or after the vigil service on Easter Saturday) people take it in turns to boff their eggs against each other.  The winner is he or she whose egg has fewest cracks.

I took the egg-dying as an opportunity to try for some arty egg shots.  See what you think ...

They look sort of unearthly, no?  Like miniature blue planets.  Strangely mesmerising but I don't think I could bring myself to eat them afterwards as some of the Greeks do.

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